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Emergency Response Nurse (RN) - Penn Medicine Hospice (home visits) - Weekend/Night shift
  • Job ID: 102700
  • Job Category: Nursing
  • Specialty Area: Home Health and Hospice
  • Primary Shift: Night
  • Work Schedule: 5p - 830a, weekends
  • Penn Medicine Entity: Penn Medicine at Home
  • Location: Bala Cynwyd, PA
  • Address: 150 Monument Road
  • Education Required: Per Position Description
  • Experience Required: Per Position Description
  • Employment Type: Full-Time Regular

Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

Position Description:
Providing skilled nursing care to patients whose care is being provided by the agency's hospice or home care department specifically after business hours, evenings and nights. Functions collaboratively with the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) by assessing patient/family needs and planning and facilitating home care, palliative care, and end-of-life care.  Provides skilled nursing care and utilizes the nursing process including assessment, implementation, and evaluation in caring for the patients in urgent situations such as pain crisis or other symptom management issues.
• Planning:  Performing nursing assessments.  Follows established plan of care.  Completes the appropriate documentation required based on the assessment and implementation of the nursing plan. Collaborates with physicians and other team members.  Provides complete handoff communication.
• Implementation and Coordination of Services:  Initiates appropriate preventative and palliative nursing procedures according to the Standards of Hospice and Palliative Nursing through assessment, instruction and support. Coordinates care with the Triage Supervisor and Administrator on Call.
• Directing:  Initiates patient/family instructions about care.  Maintains clear and concise documentation so that problems, plans, actions, and goals are accurately stated and changes reflected as they occur.  Responds to medical or emotional crisis and/or death of a patient.  Communicates with the RN Case Manager/RN Team Manager regarding the patient status and follow-up needs.
• Improvement of Care:   Reviews the plan of care with the RN Case Manager/Team Manager if there is current patient/family needs.   Participates in performance improvement activities as requested.
• Performs duties in accordance with Penn Medicine and entity values, policies, and procedures
• Other duties as assigned to support the unit, department, entity, and health system organization

Minimum Requirements:
• Bachelor's Degree (BSN) in nursing from an accredited school of nursing AND 2+ years experience in acute care or long term care setting as an RN
• Pennsylvania RN license
• BLS/CPR through the American Heart Association as a healthcare provider
• Valid Driver's license, car, car insurance

• 1+ years home health and/or hospice experience

Additional Information:
Weekend coverage needed: preference for Thursday through Saturday or Friday through Sunday.

Shift time: 5p-8:30a

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

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